Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

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    Valle de la Luna

    Valle de la Luna

    Ranked #1 overall in San Pedro de Atacama things to do
    9.421 reviews
    Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Scenic Lookout
    Popular withAdventureBackpackersOutdoorsy

    Billed to look like the surface of the moon, and the story is that lunar equipment is actually tested there, but I am not sure about that. Anyways, unique enough ...

  • 2
    Tatio Geysers

    Tatio Geysers

    Ranked #2 overall in San Pedro de Atacama things to do
    9.512 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Tours, Classes and Rentals, Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Guided Tour, Hot Spring
    Popular withOutdoorsyAdventureFamilies

    It was temporarily closed when I was there due to the recent accident. But it opened again after 5 days of investigation. Remember to follow your guide and not to ...

  • 3
    Salar de Atacama

    Salar de Atacama

    Ranked #3 overall in San Pedro de Atacama things to do
    8.88 reviews
    Outdoors, Hiking and Nature
    Popular withOutdoorsyBackpackersAdventure

    Huge ancient salt flats, but they pale in comparison by any conceivable measure to the Salar de Uyuni across the border in Bolivia.

  • 4
    Termas de Puritama

    Termas de Puritama

    Ranked #13 overall in San Pedro de Atacama things to do
    10.03 reviews
    Outdoors, Hiking and Nature
    Popular withOutdoorsyBackpackersWellness

    The volcanic hot springs called Termas de Puritama are about 30 km north of San Pedro de Atacama. They can be visited on a tour. The water is about 33 ...

  • 5
    Volcan Licancabur

    Volcan Licancabur

    Ranked #12 overall in San Pedro de Atacama things to do
    10.03 reviews
    Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Mountain
    Popular withOutdoorsyAdventureGreen

    Volcan Licancabur is located the border between Chile and Bolivia. This is the volcano dominates the landscape of the Salar de Atacama area. It's better to summit from the Bolivia ...

  • 6
    ALMA Observatory

    ALMA Observatory

    Ranked #11 overall in San Pedro de Atacama things to do
    10.03 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Science Museum
    Popular withOutdoorsyAdventureFamilies

    The Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) is an astronomical state of the art facility that, given the location (a great combination of altitude and desert, hence very dry and clear ...

  • 7
    Valle de la Muerte

    Valle de la Muerte

    Ranked #4 overall in San Pedro de Atacama things to do
    10.04 reviews
    Outdoors, Hiking and Nature
    Popular withOutdoorsyAdventureBackpackers

    Usually visited on a tour departing from San Pedro de Atacama, it's a fantastic place to learn about the geological importance of the desert. There are various caves and sand ...

  • 8
    Los Flamencos National Reserve

    Los Flamencos National Reserve

    Ranked #5 overall in San Pedro de Atacama things to do
    10.04 reviews
    Outdoors
    Popular withOutdoorsyAdventureBackpackers

    It's one of the most unique places to see flamingoes. Chilean and Andean flamingoes are coming here to find things to eat at the lagoon. It's also a beautiful place ...

  • 9
    Socaire

    Socaire

    Ranked #21 overall in San Pedro de Atacama things to do
    8.73 reviews
    Outdoors
    Popular withAdventureOutdoorsy

    Socaire is a small town along the route 23. Travelers stay overnight here for volcano hiking. There are a few places to stay and places to eat.

  • 10
    ACT (Atacama Cosmology Telescope)

    ACT (Atacama Cosmology Telescope)

    Ranked #20 overall in San Pedro de Atacama things to do
    8.73 reviews
    Sights and Museums
    Popular withAdventureOutdoorsyGreen

    The goals of the ACT project are to study how the universe began, what it is made of, and how it evolved to its current state. It's designed to study ...

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